The “I made something I can wear” skirt

The first wearable skirt

Name & Location: Laura, London
Blog: auxetically.blogspot.com
How long have you been sewing: Since May 23rd, 2011, so almost 8 months!
Why did you want to commit to The Sew Weekly Challenge: I’ve been following the series for a while and I think I might be up to the challenge. It would be excellent if I learnt more things, and it looks like the sew weekly is the place to do that!
What do you love most about sewing garments: Getting it done, and being able to wear something I made.
What do you hate most about sewing garments: The fact that I’m not patient enough to do things properly. I need to press, and fit and not sew when I’m tired.
What do you want to accomplish this year with regard to the challenge: I’d like to challenge myself more – I still have tonnes of things to learn. I’ve never set in a sleeve for example.
Your biggest non-sewing goal of 2012: Keeping a good life-work balance! I sometimes get too absorbed at work and forget to go home.
What are your favorite sewing/fashion blogs: I follow over 30 sewing blogs, but I think my favourite one of all is Did You Make That

The Facts

Stats: This skirt is the very first thing I made that I could wear.
Fabric: ~half a metre shirting fabric picked up at the Cloth House
Pattern: self-made
Year: 2011
Notions: Shirring elastic. Ribbon.
Time to complete: 2 hours?
First worn: July 2011
Wear again: Yes!
Total price:  ~5 pounds

 

Author

Laura

Laura started sewing in May 2011 because she thought it would be a good way to stay off video games. Since then, she's been honing her skills and is now ready to partake in Sew Weekly

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  1. good luck staying off the video games, like the skirt!

  2. You can think about sewing while playing video games :). Looking forward to seeing your creations this year.

  3. You used ‘shirring’!? AMAZING! I’d like to do that this year!

  4. Thank you :) Yes, staying off video games is a challenge but sewing has proven a worthy alternative.

    Veronica, shirring is remarkably easy! And the skirts do look great.

  5. Maybe shirring should be a challenge. I think there’s a few of us who haven’t tried it yet. Great skirt.